With the spate of mass shootings in the United States over the past decade, the First State got a false alarm that seemed all too real to staff and students. The Delaware State University campus received a lock down notice after text messages proclaiming that a shooter or shooters would be on the premises. Multiple police agencies swept the campus in search of a gunman but found no weapons, reported no injuries or fatalities, or anything suspicious. What all this spells is that fear is still a token of lowlifes.
As Wilmington police investigate what looks like yet another shooting in the city sometimes called “Killmington, Hellaware,” it is easy to say that the firearm discharges are due to a spat, turf war, or drug deal gone wrong. The root of all of this madness is irrationalism. Unthinking factions roam the streets, filled with emotion and armed to the teeth. With just a minor exchange of words in a disagreement or maybe a misunderstanding, the guns are drawn. Only in a city as small as Wilmington, in a state as small as Delaware are these cases amplified due to the relatively low number of citizens who occupy the First State in the Union, and the “Place to be Somebody.”
Mystery swirls around the city of Smyrna, Delaware. The uncertainty concerns the remains of a young child discovered on Little Lass Fields, adjacent to Smyrna Middle School. The discovery has rattled the community that has a few answers, but still other questions abound. If the child came from another location and was left in the fields, or if he or she wandered to their final resting place are but a few details that the Smyrna Police department would like to make clear.
Arrests are a matter of public record, so unless the related documents are sealed or deleted by a court, anyone is free to access the information. The rules on reading these records may vary from place to place, but in Gainesville, Florida, you only need the basics to get started.
Critically-acclaimed true crime podcast RedHanded have today announced a string of UK live shows in September 2019. The announcement comes in the week that friends & co-hosts Suruthi & Hannah release the 100th episode of their hugely popular show. The tour run will visit five major cities across the UK, including a London show at the Islington Assembly Hall on September 21, 2019.
All it takes is a phone call. Call it a prank. Call it a sincere yelp for help. Whatever the case, the idea of placing a phone call to a Sussex Technical High School official in Georgetown, Delaware has been taken seriously by Delaware State Police. A fifteen-year-old student of the school has been brought into custody for making “terroristic threats” against the institution of learning. What this signals is the ongoing war of unreason against rationality.
On a sunny but slightly malevolent-feeling seaside afternoon in November, North Korean agents kidnapped 13-year-old Megumi Yokota as she was walking home from a badminton court, less than seven minutes from her home. For years, all her parents, or anyone, would know about her was that she had disappeared into thin air, she was likely dead, and her body was likely in the sea. Her family went through the grieving process, and hoped that they would be able to move on, despite the circumstances of her disappearance.
On February 19, 1994, 31 year old Gloria Ramirez was rushed to Riverside General Hospital in California, at 8:15 PM. Gloria, who had been previously diagnosed with cervical cancer, was conscious but confused, and unable to answer any questions properly. Her heart was beating too fast for her body, her breathing was shallow, and her blood pressure was dropping.
There is nothing more evil than a person that misuses and abuses the trust of the innocent. I'm not sure one could find a better visual description of the innocent than Aleah Beckerle. As an infant, Aleah suffered a stroke when meningitis overtook her tiny body. Left nonverbal and in a wheelchair, Aleah depended on the people that surrounded her for care. If any of them failed to feed her, she wouldn't eat. When her wheelchair was pushed to a position and parked, Aleah was left to sit there, often unattended, until someone came for her. Aleah depended on her mother, the very person that brought her life, for everything she needed to survive. It is my belief that Cara Darlene Beckerle failed her daughter miserably. She failed her in life, and she failed her in death. There is an old saying: "If you run with the dogs, you get the fleas." Rarely does one think of the impact those disease-ridden fleas may have before bringing them home to exist amongst the people you are supposed to protect.
Law enforcement is a crucial part of our society. Of that, there is no doubt. Anarchy and lawlessness would surely reign supreme without the efforts of the police officers that are willing to sacrifice themselves, so that you may live safely and without fear. Sometimes though, the police are not the answer, but part of the problem. Bad cops exist, and Evansville, Indiana is full of them. Try as they may, the Evansville Police Department just can't seem to hire officers that weren't bullied all the way through school, entitled because of their participation trophies, and equipped with a firearm and the means to ruin a life in an instant with a lie should things not go their way. Why are the troubled officers, many that come with an arrest record, permitted to patrol the streets and rise through the ranks of the department? It is the intention of this author to shine a spotlight on the crimes committed daily by those sworn to enforce the laws of the State of Indiana and the United States of America. We common citizens are expected to live our lives within the letter of the law. If we step outside of those lines, we should be punished. Police officers are supposed to live by the same laws, but are rarely held to the same standards as the every day citizen. What happens when an entire department lives above the law? The case of Mark Healy is a perfect example of allowing people in a position of power to exploit that position.
Often, people are involved in an illicit activity, but had no intention of taking part in an unlawful action involving money in high-end business transactions. These are victims of white-collar crimes who are ignorant; they are manipulated by other business members to take part in a grand scheme to obtain financial gain. The crime is committed under another person’s name to keep investigators away from the real culprit.
"If you leave me, I'll kill you," Many have used this threat to keep a significant other in a relationship for centuries. Some may have even followed through on the threat after a breakup. And there are others who may not have acted in the heat of the moment but put together a plan, and began to methodically ensure the death of a loved one(s).